The Hydromet Department is responsible for observing, archiving and understanding Guyana’s weather and climate. It provides meteorological, hydrological, and oceanographic services in support of Guyana’s national needs and international obligations.
The Hydrometeorological Service’s general responsibility is to monitor and evaluate the weather and water resources in Guyana and to actively support the government in disaster risk management and aeronautical, water, agriculture, engineering and other agencies for the socio-economic development of the country. It is the official provider of weather, water and climate information and related products and services for Guyana. The overall mission of the Hydrometeorological Service evolves from separate basic activities:
Monitoring: Observation and data collection to meet the needs of future generations for reliable, homogeneous national climatological, hydrological and oceanographic data;
Research: Research directed to the advancement of hydrological, oceanographic and meteorological sciences and the development of a comprehensive description and scientific understanding of Guyana’s weather, climate, and water resources;
Services: Provision of hydrological, meteorological, oceanographic, and related data, information, forecasts, warnings, investigation, and advisory services on a national, as well as international bases; and
International: Coordination of Guyana’s involvement in regional and international hydrology, meteorology, oceanography, and related conventions.
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